10 Highly Rated Snow Boots That Will Actually Keep You Warm This Winter

We scoured Amazon, read the reviews and found 10 waterproof boots for men and women that are seriously durable. Pick up a pair and enjoy the comfort of cozy feet.

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January 08, 2020

When my husband and I moved from the South to the Midwest a few years ago, I learned pretty quickly that my idea of "winter boots" (read: fashionable footware that came up to the ankle or knee) and actual snow boots were drastically different. One was meant to complement a lightweight jacket or vest in a region that receives six inches or less of snow a year. The other, however, was designed to help protect your feet from the bitter cold and slush, and prevent you from slipping down the driveway or sidewalk. Clearly, a necessity.

As you can imagine, when the first snowfall arrived during my first year up North, I traded in my flimsy lace-ups for a pair of sturdy, seam-sealed snow boots fast. And now that I've endured many long, cold winters here in the Midwest, I can assure you that I know exactly which boots are built to last.

Whether you're facing several feet of snow, hitting the slopes or planning to trek somewhere icy this season, you'll definitely want to pick up a pair of these highly rated shoes. Scroll on to see the full list of customer-recommended snow boots for men and women.


More than 1,400 reviews and a 4.8-star rating don't lie: These waterproof hiking boots are a huge hit online. The full-grain leather and suede silhouette, coupled with bright red laces, offers a dose of classic style and warmth, while rubber soles provide traction and grip for your next trek on the trail or down an icy driveway.

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Prepare to tackle treacherous sidewalks, slopes, snow-covered trails and more with these trusty ankle boots by Timberland, which have nearly 12,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating on Amazon. You'll love how the full-grain waterproof leather uppers and seam-sealed construction keep the biting cold out, not to mention the look of the rugged, brown leather finish.

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If you live somewhere that typically gets several feet of snow, then do yourself a favor and snag a pair of these shin-high SOREL boots. With their lace-up design and adorable shearling snow cuffs, they'll keep your legs and toes cozy when you're outside shoveling. And, because they're made with waterproof nylon and boast a seam-sealed construction, you can trust that they'll keep your feet dry, no problem.

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As someone who owns a Columbia parka coat with Omni-Heat Reflective Technology, I can attest to the fact that the material in these built-to-last boots will keep you warm, for sure. Thanks to their mid-calf design and waterproof, seam-sealed construction, they'll also keep snow and slush from seeping into your shoes, whether you're walking outside or trekking through Siberia.

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For a more affordable (and animal-friendly) option, we suggest picking up a pair of these Mishansha ankle boots, which are made from artificial leather and feature a faux-fur lining. What's more, they have toe caps with enhanced TPR material and anti-skid outsoles to prevent you from slipping. But take note: The shoes are water-resistant, not waterproof.

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Sub-zero temperatures are no match for these sturdy snow boots by Kamik. In addition to 200B Thinsulate insulation and moisture-wicking lining, these Canadian-made boots have thick rubber soles that will keep you from slipping and sliding in even the most extreme circumstances.

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We dare you to find boots better equipped for snow, slush and bitter-cold temperatures than these boots. With their cozy, faux-fur lined cuffs, Thermolite insulation that can withstand -25 degree Fahrenheit temps and sturdy slip-resistant soles, these boots are well-suited for skiing, sledding and everything in between. Plus, they come in 15 different colors.

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They might not be the most stylish boots in the bunch, but these babies by Kamik are as high-tech and highly rated as they come. Constructed with a lightweight yet durable waterproof nylon shell, the Greenbay 4 features a removable felt liner and a lace-lock snow collar that'll help keep warmth in and cold out, not to mention a mid-foot Velcro closure strap that can be used to tighten them more.

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Faux-fur cuffs, geo-quilted lining and a calf-high design make these snow boots from Columbia look oh-so-cute. Slip your feet in, and you'll find that they contain Omni-Heat Technology, too, a breathable material that reflects body heat to offer an extra layer of warmth.

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You can finally brave ankle-deep snow and slush, thanks to these high-performance boots by Muck. Choose from "Black" and "Moss" colors, and then prepare to enjoy the 5 mm neoprene material inside, which provides comfort and flexibility, along with excellent waterproofing, shock absorption and heat retention.

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